If you know us you know we love Atari. Besides the classic Atari franchises and properties now owned by the new Atari (Asteroids, Star Raiders, Centipede, etc.), they also own some of our other favorites: Roller Coaster Tycoon and Dungeons And Dragons. While we are still waiting for news on a new version of Roller Coaster Tycoon (a social game perhaps?), a new D&D game was released this week. It is an action RPG in the vein of a couple of our other favorites (i.e Baldur's Game Dark Alliance, Torchlight)The fine people at Atari sent us this information about it:
The original epitome of geekdom is taking another step in its storied pop culture history as the Dalelands of the Forgotten Realms, is brought to life for gamers and enthusiasts across the world by Atari.
The new Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is a “hack and slash” action role playing game set in the deep mythology of the Forgotten Realms, is the first ever Dungeons & Dragons video game rooted in the 4th edition rules for consoles. Players are summoned by a mysterious mage and given the duty of defending their homeland as Rezlus, an evil Zhentarim Cleric looks to bring the power of the Black Lord Bane onto Daggerdale and the rest of Daggerfalls. Restore order to Nentir Vale by unlocking the secrets of the Mines of Tethyamar, defeating the evil within the treacherous Tower of the Void, leading to the final confrontation with Rezlus himself.Players can take on the role of the melee expert Human Fighter, the quick and nimble Elven Rogue, the master of the arcane arts Halfling Wizard, and the powerful divine Dwarven Cleric. Gamers use intuitive pick-up-and-play combat combined with a wide assortment of weapons, feats and powers to defeat a wide range of deadly enemies.
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale carries a suggested PC retail price of $14.99 and is available on XBLA for 1200 MS Points.
However, one of you does not have to buy it. We are giving away one copy the PC version to our loyal readers. All you have to do to enter the contest is this:
Leave a comment below describing some kind of geek moment in your life that involved a role-playing game. It does not have to even be D&D.
We will choose the best/funniest one, and that person will win a free copy.